In the autumn of 1972, Plainsong released their beautiful debut album In Search of Amelia Earhart.
It was the height of the golden era of English folk rock. The record
received universal critical acclaim for its musicianship and sublime
singing, but just three months after its release the group disbanded in
acrimony. How could a group capable of such exquisite harmonies disguise
such disharmony within themselves?
In the fifty years that have followed the album’s release, what we know about the original incarnation of Plainsong has been shrouded in myth and misinformation. In Search of Plainsong tells the true story of the group and their classic album for the first time. It is a cautionary tale told through the voices of the key protagonists and those who were lucky enough to see Plainsong in full flight or bought the album first time round.
In Search of Amelia Earhart
remains a folk-rock classic. For those who don’t know it, it might just
be the greatest debut album you never heard.
‘A group that
doesn’t come up and sock you in the eye, all decibels blaring, but kind
of sneaks up and insinuates itself into your psyche almost before you
have begun to notice it. By that time you are hooked by its gentle
genius.’ – Karl Dallas, Melody Maker
‘In Search of Amelia
Earhart is, and let us not mince words, the finest display of gentle,
sometimes liltingly so, English folkiness and rockabilly to surface in a
long while.’ Cameron Crowe, San Diego Door
‘A startlingly fine album.’ Charles Shaar Murray, NME
Foreword by Clinton Heylin
Signed hardback edition
In Search of Plainsong
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